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Colleges need more data to help student parents

Colleges and universities looking to support parents pursuing degrees need to collect more data at an institutional level, the nonprofit Generation Hope declared in a report published Tuesday. Many institutions lack data on educational outcomes, like degree completion rates, for students who are also parents or caregivers, people working in higher education told the advocacy organization in a series of regional focus groups. About 1 in 5 college students are parents and are at much higher risk of dropping out, according to federal data. Emily Bamforth has the story.

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The infrastructure bill could help low-income students access broadband

The federal infrastructure bill passed late Friday would require the U.S. Department of Education to share which low-income students are eligible for a $30 internet subsidy. If the bill is signed by President Joe Biden, the agency will be required to set up a data-sharing agreement with the Universal Service Administrative Company, a nonprofit that administers the federal Emergency Broadband Benefit program. That would streamline the application process for students who receive federal Pell Grants, who previously needed to pull information from other government websites to prove their eligibility. Emily has it.

Fashion college, supply-chain software company link to teach students about technology

The California-based Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing, a for-profit college, announced this week it’s expanding its partnership with a supply-chain software company, preparing its students for using industry-specific technology after graduation. The institute is incorporating Logility, software used for supply-chain management, into its curriculum to give students hands-on experience using technology used in the fashion industry. Check out the full story on EdScoop.

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